Special Session

Minnesota Senate passes critical COVID-19 relief legislation

The Minnesota Senate passed a $217 million COVID-19 relief bill that will assist small businesses across the state, provide relief through direct grants to businesses and counties, and a thirteen-week extension for unemployment insurance benefits. After voting in favor of the bill, Senator Melisa Franzen issued the following statement.

Minnesota Senate Adjourns Sixth Special Session

After Governor Walz called a special session upon extending the state’s peacetime state of emergency, the Minnesota State Senate adjourned having preserved the Governor’s peacetime emergency powers. Following adjournment, Senator Susan Kent released the following statement